Septimo Paraiso

Located just one and a half hours from Quito, Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andean Mountain range, Septimo Paraiso Cloud Forest Reserve is a private protected area of 420 hectares of pre-montane and montane cloud forest. The reserve has one of the largest bird counts of the north-western area of Pichincha, with 328 species of birds and several species of mammal. The altitude within the reserve drastically changes from 950 meters to 1650 meters, offering visitors access to several varied and biologically rich eco-zones. The elegant country style lodge has twenty-two comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and hot running water fed by a local stream.